Are You On The Right Path?
The average person makes 35,000 remotely conscious decisions a day, including 226.7 decisions on food alone.[i] Each decision we make takes us either closer to, or further from our purpose in life. Do you know where you are going? How do you know which path to take?
There was a sign on the Alaska-Canada (Alcan) highway at the Alaska border in the 1960s that said “Choose your rut carefully – you will be in it for the next 200 miles.”[ii]
Each person has a unique, God-given path to follow in their lives, in order to fulfill their destiny. By our choices, we choose whether that path is a rut to control us, or a road to guide us.
A rut is a path that keeps us trapped, and often takes us where we don’t want to go. A road is a path that guides us each day, but gives us the freedom to steer and turn as needed, so that we can get to where we need to go.
- Are you on the right path?
- How do you know if you are on the right path?
- Do you need to change paths?
- Do you know how to change paths?
- Do you know what path to choose?
- How will you determine what path to choose?
Thomas Merton said that the greatest tragedy in life is to climb the ladder of success, and find out at the end of your life, that your ladder was leaning against the wrong wall.[iii]
Our quest for the right path should begin with some very difficult, but revealing questions:
- Am I presently doing what I feel is the most important thing for my life?
- Am I presently doing what brings me the most satisfaction and fulfillment in my life? Am I presently doing what will affect my life positively, 20 years from now?
- Am I presently doing through my lifestyle and actions, what reflects what I really believe? Am I presently doing what keeps me motivated?
- Am I presently doing what allows me to leave a good legacy for others?
- Am I presently doing what I would still be doing, even if I only had one year left to live? Am I presently doing what captures my heart?
- Am I presently doing what brings me the greatest joy?
- Am I presently doing what I am willing to be known for, by others?
Through the two seminars “Discovering Your Purpose”, Part I and Part II, you are going to be given the tools you need to discover what is your purpose in life, what path you need to be on, and how to get to where you need to go. That’s what “Purpose” is all about. Purpose is not just knowing what you should be doing, but also being able to “picture” what you should be doing, knowing what steps to take to get there, and being able to monitor your progress to make sure that you stay on track.